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  • Suffragists and the 19th Amendment
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    Suffragists and the 19th Amendment

    Author Rebecca Roberts talked about the decade leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and how women gained their right to vote through marching, picketing, and persistence. Ms. Roberts is the…

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  • Dwight D Eisenhowers Life and Legacy
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower's Life and Legacy

    University of Virginia Professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. Later, Mr. Hitchcock spoke with former ABC News White House…

    527 views
  • Stephen Decaturs Naval Career and Legacy
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    Stephen Decatur's Naval Career and Legacy

    The 240th anniversary of early naval war hero Stephen Decatur’s birth is in 2019. U.S. Naval Academy representatives discussed Decatur’s military career, including the recapture of the USS…

    290 views
  • Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner
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    Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner

    At the 74th annual Washington Press Club Foundation dinner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representative Ileana…

    533 views
  • 1988 Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Vice President George H.W. Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis (D-MA) met at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the second of two debates prior to the 1988 presidential election.…

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  • 1992 Presidential Candidates First Debate
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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    President George H.W. Bush, Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR), and H. Ross Perot met at Washington University in St. Louis for the first of three presidential debates prior to the 1992 presidential election. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked…

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  • After Words with April Ryan
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    After Words with April Ryan

    April Ryan talked about her book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, in which she recounts her over twenty-five year career in…

    1,734 views
  • QA Ann Compton
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    Q&A with Ann Compton

    Ann Compton talked about her 41-year career covering the White House. She talked about covering presidents from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama and shared her personal experiences with these…

    22,285 views
  • White House Communications
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    White House Communications

    Two former White House spokepersons talked about communications strategy and relationship with the press corps. They discussed transparency, the impact of social media on communications, and the…

    289 views
  • 2014 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner
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    2014 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner

    At its annual dinner the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association presented awards to journalists for their contributions to the news industry. Olly Lambert accepted the David Bloom…

    2,168 views
  • Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association
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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

    242 views
  • Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner
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    Washington Press Club 70th Annual Congressional Dinner

    Congressional leaders gathered at the 70th annual Washington Press Club Foundation dinner for a nonpartisan evening. Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) were…

    1,446 views
  • 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner
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    2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner

    At the annual dinner, White House Correspondents' Association president Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies. Ken Walsh presented youth scholarships, and Ann Compton presented awards to colleagues for their…

    37,672 views
  • Washington Classroom with Ann Compton
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    Washington Classroom with Ann Compton

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Ann…

    232 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He stated that the Obama administration has toured areas affected by Hurricane Irene and has awarded emergency response grants to Texas to battle…

    105 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to reporters about new cigarette package warning labels. Afterward, Jay led…

    259 views
  • The Bush Administration and September 11
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    The Bush Administration and September 11

    Former Defense Department Undersecretary Douglas Feith and former Bush administration officials Andrew Card, Michael Chertoff, and Ari Fleischer recounted their experiences in the events surrounding September 11,…

    1,090 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters on a number of topics including BP’s responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, administration of records at Arlington National Cemetery, and the…

    304 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters on a number of issues including sanctions against Iran passed by the UN Security Council and efforts to get information from BP about the Gulf of Mexico oil…

    195 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Admiral Allen briefed reporters on the latest news on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the topics he addressed were the spill’s changing scope and location, and problems with the claims…

    294 views
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